| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:21 AM
The piece by Colombian artist Fernando Botero had a six-figure price tag.
The painting, Femme habillée par Givenchy, sold for more than $450,000. But the money didn't go to the seller, Millenia Gallery in Maitland.
Instead, the money was wired into...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Despite the dominance of a few giant online hotel booking and search systems, a few niche operators can sometimes steer you to deals you might miss if you rely only on the big guys.
If you've followed the recent developments, you know that Expedia and...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Putting together an outdoor curling rink in Chicago proved to be an easier task than one might think.
"I got on the Internet, looked around and found a local company who builds these ice rinks and gave them a call," said Chris Latchford, co-owner of...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 10:04 AM
Foot traffic was heavy Feb. 21 at the Evanston Township High School for the second Sneaker Exchange presented by the school's Club Exito/Success Club, to buy, trade, sell or check out the many sneakers, many worth hundreds of dollars.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Q: When selling antiques or vintage, is it generally best to repair items or sell as is? I have a doll-size cabinet that needs a new latch, chairs that need to be re-caned, and more.
A: Our reader asks a significant question. Hopefully, the answer will...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:17 AM
There are many people you are well advised to treat kindly: Your child's teacher. Your spouse and in-laws. Your boss.
These people can make your life — your family's life — more pleasant, or ... infinitely less. No explanation required....
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:15 PM
Two books arrived in my inbox recently that look like fun reads.
"Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy" documents one man's attempt to retrace the route of that year's infamous Giro d'Italia, which began with 81 riders but ended with...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Q: I have a small display cabinet 21.5 in. high x 12 in. wide. Do you think it might be a doll cabinet? It was my mother-in-law's.
A: Looking at images sent, a casual observer could think that the reader's piece is a circa 1900-1920s china cabinet in a...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:14 AM
It is always a joy to observe the new City Council members as they take office and embark on their various concepts of public service.
We have always gone on the assumption that a new broom sweeps clean the remnants of bad government.
However, as Ross...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:20 PM
Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa.
Rogers saw a piece of history.
He says the key...